Our season schedule contains the audition and performance dates for our six mainstage shows. We will post more details at least two weeks in advance of each audition.
Unless otherwise specified on the audition page, auditions are as follows:
- Auditions are on a Sunday and Monday at 7:00pm. The doors will open at 6:30.
- Auditioners only need to attend one day but may attend both. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. No prior experience or resume is required.
- When you arrive, please fill out an audition form including contact information, prior experience (if any), expected rehearsal conflicts, and desired roles.
- A prepared piece is not required.
- After the two nights of auditions, callbacks will usually not be necessary.
- Every auditioner will be notified by phone of their result, before the full cast list is announced publicly.
- Surfside does not precast roles... ever.
Auditions will consist of:
Musicals & Non-Musicals
Cold readings from the script
Each auditioneer will be taught a 30 second selection of music from the show
Each auditioneer will be taught a15 second dance / staged movement routine
Dates & Character Lists
Auditions March 11 & 12 at 7pm
Run Dates: 4/27-29, 5/4 - 6
Note: All roles are lead roles in The Games Afoot. As a fast paced farce, the production is very physical. There is kneeling, crawling, falling and running throughout the production.
William Gilllette Playing Mid 30's to mid 40s Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
A dynamic and charming stage actor, he has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays; recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to use his Sherlockian skills to solve the case; must have great comic skills.
Felix Geisel Playing 40 to 55 Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
The company's character actor, Felix is histrionic; he is a true theatrical who has given his life for the stage; Gillette's best friend and occasional sidekick, married to Madge; actor must have great comic skills and be physically strong.
Simon Bright Playing 20-29 Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
The male ingenue of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success; a bit naive, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive; recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.
Inspector Harriet Goring Playing 40 - 55 Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind; witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, disarming in her inability to be defined; always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man; wonderful opportunity for a character actress, must have great comic skills.
Martha Gillette Playing Mid 70s Ethniciity: All Ethnicities
Gillette's dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, Martha never shies away from a fight; always willing to lob a criticism when necessary, all the same Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits; must have great comic skills.
Madge Geisel Playing 40 to 55 Ethniciity: All Ethnicities
Wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical; game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging; must have great comic skills.
Aggie Wheeler Playing 20-29 Ethnicity: All Etnicities
Bright-eyed and bushy tailed, Aggie is the ingenue of the company; good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on; recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple; actress needs to have a dark side.
Daria Chase Playing Mid 30s to Mid 40s Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic everyone loves to hate; biting, bitchy, and utterly charming, you can't help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes; a wonderful sense of humor goes a long way towards endearing Daria to the audience; the actress must have wonderful comic timing and be a skilled physical comedian.